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I’ve lost count of how many single camera interviews I’ve shot over the years.
Depending on how much you do it, zooming in in post may introduce artifacts. A very slight amount is ok but going from a medium shot to a close up almost certainly will affect your quality.
I prefer to do my zooming during the interview.
If the person doing the speaking is being interviewed, do your zooms during a question.
If it’s a speech, work with them to pause at specific points to allow you to reframe your shot. Once you give them the thumbs up, they continue talking from where they left off.